The present invention relates to the use of umbilical cord blood cells from a donor or patient to provide neural cells which may be used in transplantation. The isolated cells according to the present invention may be used to effect autologous and allogeneic transplantation and repair of neural tissue, in particular, tissue of the brain and spinal cord and to treat neurodegenerative diseases of the brain and spinal cord.
Sanberg, Paul; Sanchez-Ramos, Juan; Willing, Alison; and Richard, Daniel D., "Human cord blood as a source of neural tissue for repair of the brain and spinal cord" (2007). USF Patents. 620.
University of South Florida